Creative Approach to Music Fundamentals

ISBN-10: 1285446208
ISBN-13: 9781285446202
Edition: 11th 2015
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Book details

List price: $85.99
Edition: 11th
Copyright year: 2015
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 1/1/2014
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.958
Language: English

Internationally renowned composer William Duckworth explores the fundamentals of music in the Advantage Edition of the best-selling A CREATIVE APPROACH TO MUSIC FUNDAMENTALS, 11th Edition. This creative, reader-friendly text takes diverse student abilities into consideration, covering music fundamentals in 15 concise chapters and 11 enrichment appendices. Duckworth focuses on developing students' skills by offering written and aural exercises that help them learn the basics as well as by giving students the opportunity to apply their knowledge in realistic music situations. The optional CourseMate learning environment includes Music Fundamentals in Action, an interactive online tutorial that provides students with personalized study plans and podcasts from the author. A CREATIVE APPROACH TO MUSIC FUNDAMENTALS, Advantage Edition, 11th Edition offers clear, concise yet comprehensive coverage of all major topics for a music fundamentals course.

An internationally known composer, acclaimed teacher of American music, and the founder of Postminimalism, William Duckworth has written more than 200 works, including the well-known Time Curve Preludes for piano. In addition to numerous teaching awards, Rolling Stone magazine called his teaching "hip, bright and innovative." Duckworth has been honored by the American Music Society as one of Six Master Teachers in America. Additionally, Cathedral, co-created with Nora Farrell and online since 1997, is one of the first interactive works of music and art on the Web. Duckworth's honors include the 2001 ASCAP-Deems Taylor Internet Award, the 2002 Award in Music from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, and a 2007 Senior Fulbright Specialist Award that assigned him to the Queensland Conservatorium Research Centre in Brisbane, Australia, and resulted in iOrpheus, Duckworth and Farrell's 2-year unfolding of video podcasts, stage performances, and a public opera in the streets and promenades of Brisbane's South Bank Parklands.

Introduction
The Basics of Music
The Keyboard
Rhythm I: Simple Meter
Rhythm II: Compound Meter
Pitch
Major Scales
Major Key Signatures
Intervals
Minor Key Signatures
Minor Scales
Pentatonic and Blues Scales
Triads
Triads in a Musical Context
Chord Progressions
Writing a Song
Appendices
Glossary
Subject Index
Index to Musical Examples

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